A local political believes steps have been taken to have more inclusiveness for the LGBTQ community, but there are still challenges.

Nicholas Simons who was on hand for the Pride flag raising in Gibsons today¬†(Fri) says it’s important for the community and young kids of the community to know that he’s gay…..

Simons notes it’s great to see how much the pride community has grown on the Sunshine Coast.

He says what started off a pot-luck in a church basement has evolved into several events and a parade.